The Impact of Online Health Ed on Patient Outcomes and Satisfaction

Tony Brennan
Today I want to talk about the impact of online health education on patient outcomes and satisfaction. This is a topic that's been on my mind a lot lately, what with all the technology and internet advancements we've seen in recent years.

So, let's dive in! First of all, let's talk about the good stuff. Online health education has been a game-changer for patient engagement and empowerment. According to a study in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, patients who received online health education were more likely to take control of their health, ask their healthcare providers the right questions, and make informed decisions. Empowering patients to take control of their own health is a pretty impressive result, if you ask me.

But it's not just about engagement. Online health education has also made it easier for patients to access information about their health. They can do so from the comfort of their own homes, at any time of day. And, according to a study in the Journal of Medical Systems, patients who received online health education were more satisfied with the information they received, compared to those who received information through traditional channels.

Now the obvious challenges. One of the biggest concerns with online health education is the quality and accuracy of the information available. Not all online health information is created equal, and patients need to be careful about the sources they trust. That's why it's important to stick with reputable websites and peer-reviewed publications.

And let's not forget about you, the healthcare providers. As the online health education landscape continues to evolve, healthcare providers need to keep up with the latest developments in order to provide the best possible care for their patients. That means ongoing training and education, and a commitment to staying ahead of the curve. 

I know find time for your ongoing education can be hard when you are already burnt out and working double shifts to compensate for the mass exodus of health workers - this is why we have focussed so much on providing you with short 30 minute courses that are 100% online and on-demand and come with certificates of completion.  

So in summary, online health education clearly has the potential to revolutionise patient outcomes and satisfaction. But, as with anything, there are challenges to consider. Patients need to be mindful of the sources they trust (easier said than done), and healthcare providers need to stay ahead of the game (we are here to help with that side of things). And that's my two cents on the matter!